FLORIDA – Manatee County ready to file code enforcement complaints in Snead Island neighborhood
Bradenton Herald: Manatee County ready to file code enforcement complaints in Snead Island neighborhood
By Mark Young
September 20, 2015
MANATEE — A neighborhood feud born when Manatee County officials received a complaint about a 3-year-old girl’s swing set blocking a neighbor’s view of Terra Ceia Bay continues to fester after county investigators then discovered multiple code violations at nine homes more than a year ago.At least eight Snead Island homeowners in the affluent Amberwynd Circle neighborhood will be cited again for illegal walkways and other structures built in a conservation easement that separates homes from the bay. Manatee County code enforcement officials met with the vice chairman of the homeowners association Sept. 9 to discuss the violations.
John Barnot, building and development services director, said the meeting was scheduled to help residents understand why the issues have not been resolved since an April 2014 meeting with the county led to an approved remediation plan. Barnot said the plan should have never been approved because it did not resolve the code violations.
“What we did was to share the code with those residents in violation and we want them to comply,” said Barnot. Read more: